Chapter 2Galatians

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1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking also Titus along with me. 2 And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the nations but privately before those of repute, lest I somehow be running, or had run, in vain. 3 But not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: 4 and that because of the false brethren privily brought in, who came in privily to spy out :our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 to whom we yielded in subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 6 But from those of some repute (†whatsoever they were, it maketh no difference to me: :God accepteth not man’s person) — those of repute imparted nothing to me: 7 but contrariwise, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel of the uncircumcision, even as Peter with that of the circumcision 8 (for who wrought for Peter unto apostleship of the circumcision wrought for me also unto the nations); 9 and perceiving the grace :given me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas right hands of fellowship, that we go unto the nations, and they unto the circumcision; 10 only they would that we remember the poor; which selfsame thing I also gave diligence to do. 11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was condemned. 12 For before that certain came from James, he ate with the nations; but when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing them of the circumcision. 13 And the rest of the Jews dissembled likewise with him; so that Barna bas also was carried away with the dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to :Cephas before all, If thou, being a Jew, livest as Gentiles, and livest not as Jews, how compellest thou the nations to be as Jews? 15 We Jews †by nature, and not sinners of the nations, 16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by works of law except through faith in Jesus Christ, even we :believed unto Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of law: because by works of law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then minister of sin? Be it not so. 18 For if I build up again what things I destroyed, I prove myself transgressor. 19 For I through law died to law, that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; and no longer I live, but Christ liveth in me: and what I now live in the flesh I live by faith which is in the Son of :God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. 21 I make not void the grace of :God: for if righteousness is through law, then Christ died for nought.

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